Beaumont, CA - At Tuesday’s City Council Meeting members of the Beaumont Police Department’s Crime Suppression Unit were recognized with a Chief’s Commendation.
On December 29, 2022, Sgt. Autrey, Officer Markel, Officer Rodriguez and Officer Nguyen responded to the “Officer Down” call for Riverside County Sheriff Deputy Isaiah Cordero, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Jurupa Valley.
During their response these officers located the suspect who had fled the scene after murdering Deputy Cordero. Sgt. Autrey and his team followed the suspect along the 15 freeway near Rancho Cucamonga, while notifying the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department of his location. The suspect ended up leading officers and deputies in a pursuit, which terminated in the City of Norco, where the suspect was killed by police.
Sgt. Autrey, Officer Markel, Officer Rodriguez and Officer Nguyen were commended for their tenacity, bravery and skills in helping to locate this armed and dangerous suspect. We are especially proud of this team and thank them for upholding our “Commitment to Community”!